Day: October 12, 2020

Roberta McCain, John McCain’s Mother, Dies At 108

PHOENIX (AP) — Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help convince voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. She was 108.

A spokesperson for daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. A cause of death was not immediately released.

At 96, Roberta McCain became the Republican senator’s secret weapon at campaign stops as evidence that voters need not worry about her son’s age — past 70 — as he sought the presidency.

She remained energetic and active into her 90s, traveling often with her identical twin sister Rowena, who died at age 99. She attended the 2008 Republican National Convention, where her son credited “her love of life, her deep interest in the world, her strength, and her belief we are all meant to use our opportunities to make ourselves useful to our country. I wouldn’t be here tonight

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Top offers in the sale, now it’s live

Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)
Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)

Amazon Prime Day is finally here and as one of the internet’s biggest shopping events, it’s known for offering customers an array of discounts on everything from TVs and tablets to coffee machines.

While the sale usually takes place in July each year, due to coronavirus, the online retailer postponed its Prime Day 2020 event to later now.

Lasting 48 hours, there will be more than one million deals available from big-name brands including Philips, Toshiba, Lego, Nintendo, Samsung, Under Armour, Sony, Le Creuset, to name just a few.

Last year, the retailer said it sold more than 175 million products, dubbing the sale the “largest shopping event in Amazon history,” as it surpassed results from the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday events combined, and this year is set to be bigger than ever.

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Ten Foster-Care/Adoption/Child-Welfare Things That Caught My Eye Today — October 12, 2020

1.  Reason: Couple Barred from Fostering Their 1-Year-Old Great-Granddaughter Because They Oppose Homosexuality and Gender Transitioning

Department regulations and policies appear neutral but in practice gerrymander to create unequal effect. As applied to the Blaises and others similarly situated, the regulations and policies disproportionately exclude persons who observe certain religious faiths from qualifying as foster parents based solely on speculative future conduct. In operation, Department regulations and policies eliminate a not insignificant cross-section of otherwise qualified persons from serving as potential caregivers based on their faith’s stance on sexual orientation and gender identity and whether their religion supports certain issues LGBTQ+ youth might face.

2. Kate Cray: How Do You Find a Home for a Foster Child at a Time Like This?

Turnover among foster parents is alway high, and experts tell me that concerns about infection risk, especially for older people, seem to have become another reason

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US condemns Taliban assault on Helmand capital as ‘against deal’

The commander of US and Nato forces said the attack also went against February’s Doha agreement for American troops to withdraw in return for Taliban assurances they would not give a safe haven to al-Qaeda. That deal included private assurances that the Taliban would reduce violence and not attack cities, US officials have said.

Gen Scott Miller said: “The Taliban need to immediately stop their offensive actions in Helmand province and reduce their violence around the country. It is not consistent with the US-Taliban agreement and undermines the ongoing Afghan peace talks.”

Hundreds of families have fled fighting in the outskirts and on Monday arrived in the city centre in streams of vehicles loaded with possessions.

Abdul Rahim, who had loaded his possessions into the back of his car, said he had fled his home in Bolan. “The Taliban came and threatened locals to leave their homes,” he said.

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Meghan Markle says online bullying was ‘almost unsurvivable’

This weekend, while speaking on a podcast celebrating World Mental Health Day, Meghan Markle opened up about how she really feels about being incessantly bullied online by critics.

“I’m told that in 2019, I was the most trolled person in the entire world ― male or female,” she explained during an interview with the “Teenager Therapy” podcast.

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“Eight months of that, I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave with a baby, but what was able to be manufactured and churned out ― it’s almost unsurvivable.”

She then went on to note the toll that social media vitriol can take on a person’s mental health, regardless of age or stature.

“That’s so big you can’t even think of what that feels like,” Markle continued. “Because I don’t care if you’re 15 or if

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How 10,000 Kettlebell Swings Helped Me Transform My Body

From Men’s Health

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was working out five days a week. I ate relatively healthy, too. While I was never exactly shredded, I was making good progress on the big lifts and felt comfortable taking off my shirt in public. But when lockdown started, all of that changed.

I was still eating like a person with an active lifestyle, but the most movement I was getting was walking from my bed to the couch. My gym closed. My office closed. The natural routine of my day-to-day life crawled to a near stop. That, coupled with the new existential threats of daily existence under the pandemic, meant I was eating a lot of take out, and food became a distraction from the casual terror of everyday life.

When I stepped on the scale last month, I discovered I’d packed on about 21 pounds. It wasn’t a

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SUPPORT DOCTORS MEMORIAL

Cynthia Brooks
 |  GUEST WRITER

BONIFAY – To maintain high standards of care, Doctors Memorial Hospital is requesting the help of all Holmes County citizens by voting “YES” on the referendum, November 3rd 2020 for a half cent sales tax. The ordinance expires December 31, 2026 and the funds will be used to pay for existing debt incurred during the construction of the new hospital facility. Dr. Huy Nguyen,  hospital ER physician and CEO states, “I am honored to have been chosen to lead Doctors Memorial. As a physician, and CEO, I believe we have all the fundamental building blocks to grow one of the best rural hospitals in America, and I am excited at the opportunity to bring the doctors to Doctors Memorial.”

Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) was founded in 1957. The late State Senator Harvey J. Belser of Bonifay helped write the bill that funded the original hospital

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Harry and Meghan epitomise the true Covid Divide

A few words would have killed the Duchess’s violin solo dead. Adele was, in fact, the most trolled person of 2019 (weight loss), with reality star Gemma Collins (fatness, bad make-up) in second place. But the only words worth hearing were hers. “Now, for eight months of that, I wasn’t even visible,” Meghan went on and, again, one imagines the teens watching their precious time draining away, all those notes made on the key issues to highlight during the podcast – the epidemic of depression and suicide among teens – wasted.

“I was on maternity leave or with a baby. But what was able to just be manufactured and churned out… That’s so big, you can’t even think about what that feels like,” Meghan insisted, despite apparently having devoted a great deal of time to thinking about what that felt like for her.

“Because I don’t care if you’re 15

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How the Next Apple TV Could Sell Apple One Subscriptions

What’s going on with the Apple TV? The 4K model was released in 2017 and Apple hasn’t spoken a word of it since then. Three years later and it’s almost Mac Pro old in its upgrade cycle. At Digital Trends, Simon Cohen asks if we’re at the end of the line for the black box that only has 2% share of the streaming device market. So what’s in store for the Apple TV?

Apple One

Charlotte wrote that the extension of Apple TV+ is all about Apple One, but that can be extended to the TV itself as the physical embodiment of the Apple One bundle.

Apple clearly wants to upsell people to its highest tier, the Premier, because that’s the one that gives you every Apple service. Buy the new box and you can use it to watch Apple TV+, listen to Apple Music, workout with Fitness+, and

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BWW Blog: Anxious in the Audience

Read on to get some tips about how to deal with anxiety while being an audience member at a show!

Anxiety is something that many people deal with in the world. Whether you have an anxiety disorder or not, going to a Broadway show can cause some people to get nervous. Crowds of people, loud noises, and unexpected moments can be sources of worry. But fortunately, there are people like me who have gone to shows while dealing with anxiety and have returned safely with some advice for anyone in need of help. Read on to get some tips about how to deal with anxiety while being an audience member at a show!

Disclaimer – I am not a professional doctor, so this article is not official medical advice.

Know About Potential Triggers

While there are many happy shows on Broadway, there are quite a few that deal with dark

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